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FAI impingement - hip problems

In case of an FAI impingement the hip joint does not function as it should because the neck of the femoral head is touching the edge of the hip socket. Depending on where the problem is located a classification has been made. The extra bone growth in an impingement can damage the labrum. In addition the extra bone growth can cause accelerated wear of the hip joint, better known as osteoarthritis. Extra bone growth in places where it should not be causes the joint to run less smoothly. This can lead to a reduced mobility and limitations in daily life. The reduced movement can be accompanied by pain. For proper guidance with an FAI impingement, Fysiofitaal Tilburg is the right place to be!

Cause

The hip is a ball and socket joint and consists of a head and a socket that fit closely together. For the hip joint to function properly the ball of the hip joint slides into the ball of the hip. In case of an FAI impingement the hip joint does not function as it should because the neck of the ball of the hip runs against the edge of the socket. FAI stands for Femoro Acetabular Impingement. This actually means that the thighbone and the hip socket do not move smoothly in relation to each other.


Depending on where the problem is located, a classification has been made.

 

hip impimgement
In case of a CAM deformity there is extra bone growth on the front or the top of the ball of the hip, which makes the joint not run smoothly. If there is too much bone growth at the edge of the femoral head we speak of a pincer deformity. In some cases there is a combination of a CAM- and a Pincer deformity.
Labrum injury
The labrum is a cartilage ring located in the hip socket. The extra bone growth in an impingement can damage the labrum. In addition the extra bone growth can cause accelerated wear of the hip joint, better known as osteoarthritis.

Symptoms

Extra bone growth in places where it should not be causes the joint to move less smoothly. This can lead to reduced mobility and limitations in daily life. The reduced movement can go hand in hand with aches and pains.
In order to diagnose FAI impingement, the physical therapist starts with an interview, also called anamnesis. The physical therapist can extract a lot of information from these questions and arrive at a provisional diagnosis. To confirm this diagnosis, the physical therapist will carry out a number of tests. The Fai impingement can be easily recognised by a physical therapist and the diagnosis can therefore be made easily.

Treatment

The treatment of an FAI impingement will be shaped by education, exercise therapy and where necessary hands-on treatment by the physiotherapist. It is also possible to homework exercises are part of the treatment. For proper guidance with FAI impingement you are at the right place at Fysiofitaal Tilburg!
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